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Dd rising 13 eyes gone from long sighted to short sighted!!

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lexcat Thu 20-Feb-14 11:59:26

Dd has had her eye checked regularly from a young age. She has always been slightly long-sighted which I've been told is normal for children and never been seen as a problem. Then had her eye tested to day and she has changed to short sighted (-0.25 R -0.50 L). Not bad only slight I know but we have been ask to keep eye on things (sorry for the pun) as her eye could change still and her need glasses. I know puberty can trigger changes in the eye but is it likely to change much.

lexcat Thu 20-Feb-14 15:35:35

Just found the old presription she was +.25 R and + .50 L so changed to the same amount short sighted as she was longsighted.

LastingLight Thu 20-Feb-14 19:13:21

How old is she? My brother is very shortsighted. He started wearing glasses when he was 6, and throughout his school years he needed new glasses every year, sometimes twice a year. The doctor said it was because he was growing so fast. Once he stopped growing his eyes settled down.

LastingLight Thu 20-Feb-14 19:13:50

Sorry, I see you did give her age.

CountingStars Thu 20-Feb-14 22:08:35

my friend's DD's eyes went from +6 to 0 in one eye over about 10 years, so yes! Possible

17leftfeet Thu 20-Feb-14 22:17:11

My sister and my dd have both gone from long sighted to short sighted

Dd is coming up to 11 and has gone from +4.25 to -1.25

lexcat Fri 21-Feb-14 09:00:50

So given dd change is very small and given I wear glasses for short sightness she could have more change to happen. What things should I be looking out for? As her sight always seems brillant compared to my own. Plus can the sight change very suddenly or more likely slower. I think the optician worried me by saying come back anytime if you feel her eyes have changed as though he expected us to be back before her next nearly check up.

Catsmamma Fri 21-Feb-14 09:06:17

generally children are long sighted and get more short sighted as they grow...that's how I knew mine were going to all be their first eye exams (aged four ish) they were all not in the least bit long sighted!

there can be a bit of a whoosh to short sightedness in the early teens and/or the late teens ....but it's not a set in stone rule, just a tendency.

So keep up with the regular eye exams...2 year max gap, possibly 12 months if eyes seem less stale but your friendly optometrist will advise!

lexcat Fri 21-Feb-14 09:06:45

Sorry just noticed that was meant to "yearly check up".

Catsmamma Fri 21-Feb-14 09:07:17

ofgs...less stable, not stale....who has stale eyes. Dearie me!!

Bonsoir Fri 21-Feb-14 09:08:35

My DD is +4.5 in both eyes. She is 9 and has worn glasses since she was very little.

In my family we are all massively short-sighted so I am praying for a compensation effect at puberty that means she is neither +4.5 or -8!!!

alemci Fri 21-Feb-14 09:17:48

I found my ds became short sighted around 14 and my dd at 18. I am short sighted and started wearing glasses at 15. It does seem to run in families as my DGM, mum, brother and uncle are/were all the same.

Just keep an eye (that pun again).

It is worse when you get to your 40's as I am discovering as the long sight doesn't counteract the short sight which is rather unfortunate and I keep exclaiming I am too young for varifocals smile

lexcat Fri 21-Feb-14 10:07:10

Thanks for that alemci not a chance for me then. Just hit 40's about 6months ago, as I did hope the two would counteract each other.

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